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  1. Dotcom1970

    E6x Mileage Register

    Is there one? if not, I'll start here. Dotcom1970 213945 miles E61 530d SE Auto (as an aside, I see my old long departed E39 is still in the top 5 mileage register for that model!)
  2. I've got the fully electronically adjustable steering wheel along with the fully electronic comfort seats, although I don't have comfort access. I've noticed that recently, that the steering wheel height was lower than I remember, and then after adjusting it back to the highest position, found it would then lower back on power off. I'm not even sure the memory functions on the seats are even working correctly, as I'm the only driver, and it's very much set and forget. Is there something obvious I'm missing that will keep the wheel at it's highest setting?
  3. Dotcom1970

    NBT Firmware Update

    GA Coding in southampton
  4. Dotcom1970

    no cruise control light

    Tell me more about the HBA retrofit - I'd like to add that to my E61...
  5. Dotcom1970

    Steering wheel position keeps resetting.

    My understanding of comfort access is that it lifts the wheel and makes the seat more 'open' hence aiding access to the car, but then moves everything back into the drivers positions
  6. Hi, and welcome to the forum - Whereabouts are you based? I only ask, as it's not necessary to visit a main dealer for all the updates and coding. There are a few third party places that ther forum members have used and can recommend. I'm surprised that the Mobridge dealership couldn't do the required coding for you, as it's a fairly common job, or at least known somebody that could....
  7. Dotcom1970

    Holy Moly!

  8. Dotcom1970

    Rear Parking Sensors

    For some reason, my rear parking sensors have stopped making the interior beeping noise. They are working as the display is all correct, just that they are muted. Front sensors work and beep ok. I was working on the car on Saturday fitting a BST resistor, and since then they have stopped. Seems odd that one the rears have stopped sounding though. ForumHiveBrain - Any ideas?
  9. Dotcom1970

    Wiring diagram?

  10. Dotcom1970

    Rear Parking Sensors

    you can adjust the volume on the CIC, it's under settings, sounds I think. No idea on the older CCC though.
  11. Dotcom1970

    Rear Parking Sensors

    Figured it out. I removed the back speakers to upgrade them. Put them back in and got my reversing bongs back
  12. Dotcom1970

    Rear Parking Sensors

    it's just a bypass resistor...
  13. Dotcom1970

    Rear Parking Sensors

    POssible, I guess - I didn't disconnect the battery, I just unplugged the BST cable and then fitted the bypass, so perhaps I spiked something - odd that it's only the rear bleeper though. No, I checked the settings, can only adjust the level of the beep, perhaps more control in INPA?? Nope, no water ingress, got a hole drilled in the bottom of the well, and my tubes are clear (ahem!)
  14. Dotcom1970

    E61 auto roll-up boot cover retraction

    Could be the small motor/gear assembly under the left hand trim panel has stopped working. I've got to replace mine, as it's very noisy. Part Number is 9918003164
  15. Dotcom1970

    Standard or braided brake hoses

    +1 Fitted them to mine
  16. I've picked up an official BMW iPod controller that would replace the CD Changer. However, the pre-installation wiring has been hacked, and the power plug chopped off (the MOST optical leads are fine), so I don't know where the positive and negative power leads go vis a vis the Controller. I have a replacement power plug and cables to hand, but just need to connect them in the correct place. Can anybody advise the pinouts of the controller or take a photo of the power plug and leads in situ so I can reconnect things? TIA (Yes, car is already coded for iPod/MP3 playback)
  17. Dotcom1970

    BMW Retrofit HUD Kit

    I see BMW sell an official heads up display kit but there seems to be some confusion over whether it fits the E6x models. Has anybody actually tried it? P/N is 2361627
  18. Dotcom1970

    BMW Retrofit HUD Kit

    From watching that video, it just needs power and tapping into the canbus connection, so I wonder if it's possible on an E6x?
  19. Dotcom1970

    BST cable help

    Clear the codes first - I had some implausible errors and also a bus line error causing the airbag light one time. Cleared them and they never came back.
  20. Dotcom1970

    E61 Rear Windscreen Wiper

    yup. think I've heard of a way using a PP9 battery if you can get to the solenoid wires
  21. Dotcom1970

    E61 Rear Windscreen Wiper

    park looks ok, but in terms of the sweep, probably find the mech has got silted up. I used some compressed air, and then some sprayable white grease on mine, with the glass lid open and manually swept the arm back and forth until it loosened up. Has worked perfectly ever since.
  22. Dotcom1970

    Advise please,

    fuel starvation problem?
  23. Dotcom1970

    1500 rpm judder

    I think this is a common issue with the TC. MIne has done this ever since I've had it (2.5 years now) and whilst I know the transmission needs to be rebuilt, I've so far avoided it given the cost of doing so.
  24. Dotcom1970

    BST cable help

    That's the sensor cable yes, and that's where you would place the resistor in parallel.
  25. Dotcom1970

    BST cable help

    I'm going to fit the resistor bypass in mine shortly (!) to resolve the error, but out of interest is there any major differences between the pre-lci part (61126944536) and lci (61126989782) and could you replace one with the other?